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Newbury Brexit party candidate stands down

He will not run against Conservative candidate Laura Farris

Jonathan Ashby

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Brexit Party announces Newbury candidate

BREXIT party candidate David Jabbari will no longer run for the Newbury seat in the General Election.

The news comes after Brexit party leader Nigel Farage announced that he was withdrawing candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017. 

As the Newbury seat was won by former Tory MP Richard Benyon, Mr Jabbari won't be competing against Newbury Conservative candidate Laura Farris.

In a tweet, Mr Jabbari urged the constituency to get behind Mrs Farris in the election - to be held on Thursday 12 December.

Mr Jabbari was selected as the Brexit party candidate in September and said he wanted to offer a “democratic alternative” to the people of Newbury to deliver the result of the 2016 referendum.

At the time, Mr Jabbari said: “I have no political background. I was simply shocked by the desire of Parliament to subvert the referendum result and I consider this to be a very great threat to democracy.

"My greatest concern is that if the wishes of the 17.4m people are not listened to, many ordinary people will give up on the political process and will turn to movements which threaten democracy and freedom."

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  • From Luddite Lodge

    12/11/2019 - 10:36

    Russia tells Aaron, Aaron tells Nigel , Nigel tells Jabbari .


    • NoisyNortherner

      13/11/2019 - 10:32

      Seems the Russians have a direct line into Tory HQ as well according to the report they've tried to suppress.


    • brunin the bear

      13/11/2019 - 09:29

      In other news , JFK was shot by aliens, Corbyn takes orders from the Russiians , IRA Hamas, Jo Swinson is a sane human being and does not have an ego the size of Everest.


    • DonCossack

      12/11/2019 - 11:02

      You're living in another dimension mate